...And No One Else Wanted to Play

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...And No One Else Wanted To Play
Studio album by SNFU
Recorded 1985
Genre Punk rock
Length 29:24
Producer SNFU
SNFU chronology
...And No One Else Wanted to Play
If You Swear, You'll Catch No Fish
Original cover

...And No One Else Wanted to Play is the first full-length album from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada's punk band SNFU. It was released on BYO Records in 1985. The album was engineered by David Ferguson, produced by BYO and SNFU and recorded at Track Record, Hollywood, California, USA. 

In February 2000, it ranked 56th on Chart Magazine's Top 100 Greatest Canadian Albums of All Time.[1]

Album cover[edit]

The initial release of the 12" LP featured a copyrighted image by Diane Arbus entitled Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, NYC. (1962).[2] As the band was not granted permission to use the image, they were forced to issue subsequent pressings with replacement cover art.

For the following pressing, the band had an artist draw the boy with the hand grenade in place of the photo. This effort was much too close to the original to be safe from potential lawsuits, so two further versions were created. Hastily assembled in time for the band's supporting tour,[3] the first replacement cover featured a family sporting rifles. The final and widest-issued version (shown above) featured a Christmas massacre scene, which includes a thickly-veiled allusion to the original Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ken Chinn and Marc Belke unless otherwise noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Broken Toy"     2:17
2. "She's Not on the Menu"     1:29
3. "Money Matters"   Chinn, Evan C. Jones 2:26
4. "I'm Real Scared"   Brent Belke, M. Sinatra 1:59
5. "Joyride"     1:34
6. "Seein' Life Through the Bottom of a Bottle"     2:30
7. "Cannibal Cafe"     2:14
8. "Misfortune"   SNFU 2:49
9. "Plastic Surgery Kept Her Beautiful"     1:24
10. "The Gravedigger"     2:35
11. "Bodies in the Wall"     1:31
12. "Get off Your Ass"   Chinn, B. Belke, M. Belke 1:58
13. "Loser at Life / Loser at Death"     2:20
14. "This is the End"   Chinn, B. Belke, M. Belke 2:18
Cassette and select vinyl pressings

Tracks 1–7 same as above

No. Title Writer(s) Length
8. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me"   Warren Zevon 3:45

Tracks 9–15 same as 8–14 above

Band members[edit]

  • Mr. Chi Pig (Ken Chinn) – vocals
  • Muc (Marc Belke) – guitar
  • Brent (Brent Belke) – guitar
  • Jimmy Schmitz – bass
  • Evan C. "Tadpole" Jones – drums
  • Dave Bacon – bass ("Poor Poor Pitiful Me")
  • Jon Card – drums ("Poor Poor Pitiful Me")